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   xoxoxoBruce  Thursday Jan 21 02:29 AM

Jan 21, 2010: DIY X-Rays

What? Yeah, do-it-yourself x-rays, that's the right wing's answer to saving money on health care.
Just kidding, even they wouldn't go that far... would they?

Anyway, all you need is x-ray film and Scotch tape.

Quote:
If you have ever (for whatever reason Ė thatís none of our business) locked yourself in a dark closet and peeled Scotch tape from its holder, you may have noticed a tiny bit of light. The tape actually emits a faint luminescence when itís being separated. Itís due to a phenomenon known as triboluminescence, which has been documented as far back as the 17th century. In the 1950s, Soviet researchers claimed that unrolling sticky tape resulted also in the release of X-rays, but no one really bothered to follow up on that study until now. A group of researchers at UCLA decided to test the X-ray claims recently. Using a machine to unroll the tape at 3 centimeters/second in a vacuum, they measured the electromagnetic output. The short bursts of X-rays lasted for about a billionth of a second each and output 300,000 X-ray photons. The researchers were even able to prove the presence of the X-rays by producing pictures of their finger bones.


Oh damn, you need a vacuum too.

Speaking of vacuums.... if the sucking stops, get rid of the old bag.

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SPUCK  Thursday Jan 21 05:38 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce View Post
if the sucking stops, get rid of the old bag.



Pete Zicato  Thursday Jan 21 10:08 AM

If Microsoft ever made vacuum cleaners, it would be the only thing they make that doesn't suck.



glatt  Thursday Jan 21 10:42 AM

Scotch tape produces X-rays? So if I'm holding the tape dispenser in my lap as I use it, am I mutating my genetic code for my offspring? Do I have to worry about cancer now when I wrap presents? Is 300,000 x-ray photons per billionth of a second a lot? WTF? I need some perspective here. Thanks.



glatt  Thursday Jan 21 10:44 AM

Oh, wait. Never mind. I just saw the bit about the vacuum.



SteveDallas  Thursday Jan 21 10:46 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by glatt View Post
Scotch tape produces X-rays? So if I'm holding the tape dispenser in my lap as I use it, am I mutating my genetic code for my offspring? Do I have to worry about cancer now when I wrap presents? Is 300,000 x-ray photons per billionth of a second a lot? WTF? I need some perspective here. Thanks.
OMFG IT'S HORRIBLE. YOU KNOW WHAT ELSE??? I HEARD THAT OUR BODIES ARE CONSTANTLY BEING PENETRATED BY ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION EVERY SECOND OF THE DAY. I'M GETTING TIRED OF ALL THIS TECHNOCRAP. WE NEED TO MAKE THE GOVERNMENT BAN ALL THESE ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES SO WE DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THEM.

(Sorry.)


glatt  Thursday Jan 21 11:03 AM

It's enough to make you want to end it all and pour yourself a glass of dihydrogen oxide.



Diaphone Jim  Thursday Jan 21 12:41 PM

Ah. It is nice to see the old bag back. Haven't seen her since IOTD 18760 in 2008.



Sheldonrs  Thursday Jan 21 05:28 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by glatt View Post
It's enough to make you want to end it all and pour yourself a glass of dihydrogen oxide.
Little Johnny was a chemist
Now he is no more
For what he thought was H2O
Was H2SO4


glatt  Thursday Jan 21 08:49 PM

A little while ago, I turned out all the lights upstairs and went into my closet with my son and a roll of scotch tape. We sang the ABC song twice to give our eyes time to adjust and then I started yanking tape off the roll. I'll be damned if it didn't start glowing! Amazing. My boy was impressed. Thanks, Cellar.



xoxoxoBruce  Thursday Jan 21 11:24 PM

You have no remorse for subjecting your son to those x-rays?
Oh wait, no vacuum... nevermind.



SPUCK  Saturday Jan 23 06:01 AM

But wait! Was the vacuum stored in there?



Sheldonrs  Tuesday Jan 26 05:34 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by glatt View Post
A little while ago, I turned out all the lights upstairs and went into my closet with my son and a roll of scotch tape. ....
Am I the only one worried?


glatt  Tuesday Jan 26 08:47 PM

I knew I could count on you. I was surprised everyone else left it alone. :p



Gravdigr  Wednesday Jan 27 02:44 PM

I'm slipping.



Sheldonrs  Wednesday Jan 27 04:17 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gravdigr View Post
I'm slipping.
We know. But who are you slipping it to?


squirell nutkin  Wednesday Jan 27 06:59 PM

Yabbut yaw dawg whuddabout

Wintergreen lifesavers in da closet?

yew know what I'm talkinabowt.



glatt  Wednesday Jan 27 07:27 PM

crunch, crunch.

Say no more. Say no more.



xoxoxoBruce  Thursday Jan 28 12:39 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by squirell nutkin View Post
Yabbut yaw dawg whuddabout

Wintergreen lifesavers in da closet?

yew know what I'm talkinabowt.
If they don't make x-rays in a vacuum, they don't count. :p


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